Chiropractic treatment for Pinched Nerve

Pinched nerve in the back or spinal pinched nerve is a spinal injury caused by a blockage of one or more vertebrae.

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What is Pinched Nerve?

It is tightness of a nerve leading to symptoms such as pain, inflammation and it causes a significant loss of mobility causing lumbar, dorsal and cervical pinching.

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There are different types of Pinched Nerve:

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Lumbar Pinched Nerve:

It is the most common pinching, it is called this because of a displacement of a lumbar vertebra that provokes an overpressure on a nerve root, an intervertebral disc. This subluxation causes an alteration, tension and interference in the nerves that run through the spinal cord.

Cervical Pinched Nerve:

We generally refer to it as cervical radiculopathy. It is a damage or alteration of nerve function caused by compressing one of the nerve roots at the level of the vertebral foramen at the level of the exit of the nerve root on the lateral part of the cervical vertebrae. This damage can cause pain and loss of sensation along the nerve in the arm or hand, depending of the level of the damaged nerve root.

Dorsal Pinched Nerve:

This pinched nerve causes pain (dorsal pain) that has a predominance in the area, between the scapulae. It can be transmitted forward, to the rib cage, and can affect breathing due to less mobility.

Treatment for pinched nerve problems through chiropractic

If these problems are not resolved in time, in addition to the pain, it could worsen and the initial subluxation could lead to more complications like discopathy, herniated disc and a premature degenerative excessive phenomenon called osteoarthritis.

Chiropractic care is a well-known therapeutic approach that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a variety of biomechanical conditions, lesions called subluxation and they also affect the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Your doctor of chiropractic looks for the true cause, the root of the problem, to be able to eliminate it and restore the normal vertebral articular mobility of the spine, restoring quality of life.

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Step by step treatment

Chiropractic care focuses on adjusting, and realigning the vertebral spine with pain-free and precise correction of the vertebrae. As well as reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort. It improves swelling and inflammation and even increase strength, flexibility and mobility in other structures of the human body.

The first steps your chiropractor takes in your treatment for pinched nerve for; lumbar, dorsal or cervical, will consist of looking for the cause, the root of the problem, through a series of tests and then be able to create a personalized treatment program adapted to each specific case.


In the first 10 to 15 minutes after your visit it is contraindicated to sit down.

During this period of time it is necessary to walk to mobilize the joints that we just release and walking also facilitate better joint lubrication and nutrition of the intervertebral discs.


During the next 24 hours following the first sessions avoid any excessive effort.

Otherwise, the effectiveness of the adjustment received will decrease.


Before and after every visit, avoid all kinds of tension.

Both physical and mental. The more relaxed you are the more benefit you will get from your treatment.


The set appointments must be respected.

They have been established to obtain the best results.


The sensations that each person may experience after an adjustment may vary without affecting the result and benefit of the treatment in the medium and long term.

After an adjustment, you may experience a feeling of relaxation, having a lot of energy, general well-being, disappearance or relief of symptoms, soreness or pain.

You may sometimes even experience discomfort since the body has to adapt to the new posture and position.

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